Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Spearing named HNTB PM/CM practice leader

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Thomas J. Spearing III Thomas J. Spearing III HNTB

HNTB Corporation named Thomas J. Spearing III national transit program management/construction management (PM/CM) practice leader.

Spearing joined the company in 2016 as New York office leader and senior vice president. He will be based in the firms Philadelphia office for this newly created role.

"Tom has a wealth of close working relationships with transit agencies nationwide and is extensively connected within the industry through leadership roles in multiple professional associations," said Kevin Nelson, HNTB chairman of professional services. "His deep working knowledge and perspective of transit client needs is a tremendous asset."

Spearing has a background that includes the development of best practices in project management oversight standards for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). These standards provide guidelines enabling transit agencies to remain in compliance with FTA regulations. They include scheduling, estimating, risk mitigation, advisory services and claims avoidance strategies that promote efficient organizational structures to effectively execute transit projects.

Spearing has also performed leadership roles on many visible PM/CM projects across the nation, including construction management for renewal and rehabilitation of New York City Transit's Sea Beach line; program management for New Jersey Transit's implementation of Positive Train Control technology, Hurricane Sandy Recovery and project management for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Central Subway.

Spearing's professional and civic affiliations include membership with the American Public Transportation Association where he has served as chair, vice chair and secretary of the American Public Transportation Association capital projects subcommittee; the Construction Management Association of America; Pennsylvania for Transportation Solutions (founding co-chair); and the Women's Transportation Seminar with 10 years of service on that organization's national advisory board.